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In recognition of Women’s History Month, Averitt Express turns the spotlight on the women who drive our industry – and economy! Valerie and Tina, two of our professional drivers who represent women truckers, answer questions about being part of the Averitt family.
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Averitt’s theme, The Power of One, was on full display in 2019 with an impressive number of charitable donations and volunteer hours amassed by our drivers and other associates to benefit our communities and our associate-driven charity, Averitt Cares for Kids.
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As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, this is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and decide how we want to move forward into the new year. Making New Year’s resolutions is something many people do in order to get their year started off on the right foot. While it’s easy to make these resolutions with the best of intentions, it can be hard to stick with them as the year goes on. We’ve put together some of our favorite tips for truck drivers. You can incorporate them into your personal and professional goals whether it’s this January or well into 2020. It’s never too late to make some changes!
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The FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse site is live, and many truck drivers might be feeling the pressure to fully understand what will be expected of them. The good news? There’s no reason to be intimidated. The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is specifically designed to streamline the hiring process for recruiters and carriers ... which will, in turn, make applying for these jobs easier for the drivers involved.
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The idea of getting your hazmat endorsement can be very intimidating. Most people think of hauling dangerous chemicals and the accidents you see on the news. Did you know that there’s actually quite a broad spectrum of items that fall into the hazardous materials category? At Averitt, we’re not an acute hazmat carrier. This means that most of what our hazmat-endorsed drivers handle include flammable liquids like paint, or corrosive materials such as batteries or even soft drink syrup.
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For a perfect example of someone who takes pride in his ride, look no further than Laredo Truckload driver Luis Flores. Luis has been with Averitt for about a year and a half, and he keeps his truck looking sharp – on the inside and out.
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Career longevity is a thing of the past in most instances. There’s the probability of change in any industryand today’s workforce demands more from employers than just a regular paycheck. Trucking is particularly known for its growing shortage of experienced truck drivers and the inability for companies to hold onto their CDL-A drivers long-term. At Averitt Express, we’ve proven that it’s possible to create one of the best trucking companies around where people want to work and, ultimately, build a career that makes them proud. Our “Over 20 Team” continues to grow strong even as the industry faces significantly high turnover rates.
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"They're the heroes the road deserves, they're the ones you can count on. So they'll keep driving. Because they can handle the job - they're everyone's heroes. They're professionals, watchful protectors of the road. Your drivers..."